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MS. Laud Misc. 157

Summary Catalogue no.: 639

Homiliary; Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, c. 1000.

Contents

Language(s): Latin

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 516-28. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

(fols. 1r–228v)
Homiliary.

Temporale and Sanctorale combined, from Easter to St Lawrence (10 August). 13 leaves missing at the beginning. Most homilies from the second (= Summer) cycle of the Homiliarius doctorum.

(fol. 1vb)

Fer. 3 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 10
(fol. 6ra)

Fer. 4 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 11
(fol. 9rb)

Fer. 5 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 12
(fol. 15va)

Fer. 6 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 13
(fol. 25ra)

Sabb. post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 14
(fol. 26ra)

Dnca in octav. paschae

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 15
(fol. 45vb)

In pascha annotina

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 16
(fol. 50rb)

Letania maior

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 17
(fol. 53va)

From fol. 54rb14 cf:

Bede, Homiliae evangelii, hom. 2. 14
(fol. 59va)

Dnca 2 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 20
(fol. 62va)

Dnca 3 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 21
(fol. 65vb)

Dnca 4 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 22
(fol. 70va)

In natale s. Philippi et Iacobi

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 23
(fol. 74rb)

Dnca 5 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 24
(fol. 78vb)

In vigilia ascensionis dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 25
(fol. 82va)

In ascensione dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 26
(fol. 97vb)

Dnca post ascensionem dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 29
(fol. 105ra)

Sabb. in pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 30
(fol. 111va)

Dnca pentecostes

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 33
(fol. 124vb)

De ieiunio post pentecosten

Leo the Great, Tractatus septem et nonaginta (= Sermones), tract. 78
(fol. 128ra)

In die pentecostes

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 35
(fol. 139va)

Dnca 2 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 38
(fol. 147ra)

Dnca 3 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 39
(fol. 157ra)

Dnca 4 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 37
(fol. 159ra)

Dnca 5 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 57
(fol. 161rb)

In vigilia s. Iohannis Baptistae

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 40
(fol. 167vb)

In natali s. Iohannis Baptistae

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 41
(fol. 175vb)

In vigilia s. Petri

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 45
(fol. 180ra)

In natali s. Petri et Pauli

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 46
(fol. 193rb)

In natale s. Pauli.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 53
(fol. 197vb)

Dnca 1 post natale apostolorum

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 58
(fol. 199vb)

Dnca 2 post natale apostolorum

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 60
(fol. 203ra)

Dnca 3 post natale apostolorum.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 61
(fol. 207vb)

Dnca 4 post natale apostolorum

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 62
(fol. 210vb)

Dnca 5 post natale apostolorum

Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in evangelia, hom. 2. 39
(fol. 217rb)

Dnca 7 post natale apostolorum.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 64
(fol. 218va)

In natale s. Iacobi

Bede, Homiliae evangelii, hom. 2. 21
(fol. 222vb)

In natale s. Laurentii

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius doctorum 2. 65
(fol. 228ra–vb)

Various notes, 11th-12th centuries; part of the entries neumed. Notes include an anathema, and 'Media uita' (cao 3732) with neums, of the St Gall type.

Fols. i recto-ii verso, 229r-230v blank

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (modern) + i (17th-cent.) + 229 + i (modern) leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c. 384–402 × 290–333 mm.
Foliation: i–ii, 1–230

Layout

Ruling in hard point; two columns of 26 widely-spaced lines. Ruled space c. 281–88 × 212–18 mm.

Hand(s)

Protogothic, Würzburg, Domstift, c. 1000, by several hands.

Musical Notation:

On f. 228v some neums, the St Gall type, 12th century.

Decoration

Fine initials. (P&A i. 32, pl. IV). Würzburg, late 11th century: fols. 93r, 111v, 167v, 171v, 180r, 182v, 188v & 222v elaborate initials, sometimes with foliate decoration.

Red rubrics in rustic capitals.

Binding

Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639. Rust marks from clasps and bosses of a former binding.

History

Origin: Germany, Würzburg, St. Kilian ; c. 1000; decoration, 11th century, late

Provenance and Acquisition

Written in Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, c. 1000 (Hoffmann, Südwesten, 332), originally part of a larger volume, two quires (13 leaves) missing at the beginning;

Late 12th-cent. ex-libris inscription of the Domstift, fol. 227v.

William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 1r.

Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.

Record Sources

See above. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography